communication from Biante
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to announce the 2015 Bathurst Collector’s night.
This year our Collector’s Night will be held on Thursday the 8th of October from 6pm to 9:30pm at a new venue in the centre of town.
We have some very special past and present motorsport superstars attending this year.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his 1995 Tooheys 1000 Bathurst Win, the legendary Larry Perkins will be attending. Larry Perkins certainly needs no introduction. The self-taught engineer took himself all the way to Formula 1 without a cheque book after humble beginnings in Formula Ford and Formula 2 open wheelers. Victory in the 1975 European F3 Championship opened the door to F1 and a drive with the Bernie Ecclestone-owned Brabham team. A lack of cash bounced ‘LP’ from the piranha world of F1 but not before he’d lined up on the Grand Prix grid 11 times.
From there Perkins became one of the most celebrated touring car drivers in Australia. Three Bathurst wins with Peter Brock in the 80s cemented his engineering prowess. Having developed the Holden Dealer Team Commodores, Perkins struck out on his own and formed Perkins Engineering in 1986. Since then the results speak for themselves. A further three Bathurst crowns, two Sandown 500 wins and a Queensland 500 win have all established his team as endurance specialists. He gave Russell Ingall his full-time shot at V8 Supercar racing and the two became a feared combination over seven years.
Along the way he was contracted to run the HSV race team which eventually became the Holden Racing Team. He was signed by Tom Walkinshaw in 1988 to drive for the works Jaguar team in the famous Le Mans 24 Hour in France. Fourth place proved that Perkins was indeed world class. Perkins decided to call time on his full-time driving career at the end of 2002 before making his last Bathurst start a year later. Biante Model Cars are honoured to have Larry attending.
In addition to Larry, we will also have V8 Supercar stars in attendance from Holden Racing Team, Supercheap Auto Racing, Walkinshaw Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
Hosted by the V8 Sleuth Aaron Noonan, the Biante Collector’s night is a great opportunity to not only get up close to some of Australia’s biggest motorsport names, but to also meet other collector’s and see some of our upcoming models on display. There will also be exclusive door prizes available on the night and more. Complimentary finger food will be served and a cash bar will be operating to ensure you enjoy a great night out on the eve of one of Australia’s greatest sporting events.
We hope we see you there!
– While we have made every effort to ensure our special guests attend, circumstances beyond our control may mean that some drivers are unavailable on the night.
– Limited number of tickets are available. Once the allocation of tickets are sold, no further tickets will be allocated and no correspondence will be entered into.